Include is the prompt word for #FiveMinuteFriday this week. Everyone wants to be included somewhere, unless they prefer to be hermits.
When I was in late elementary to Jr. High, I wanted to be included. What often happened is that I was one of the last ones to be picked on teams in PE. That made me feel unwanted and added to my feelings that I wasn’t as good as the others.
It wasn’t all bad, though. I remember an event in sixth grade, which was the highest grade at my elementary school. Out of three sixth grade classes 8 students were chosen to demonstrate what we had learned in square dancing that year. I was one of the eight! This was for a program for all the parents at the end of the year. I had fun with that.
INCLUDE OTHERS IN COMMUNITY
I have learned through the years that as human beings we need community, not just with like-minded people. We need to learn to reach out and include people who might be a little different from us.
There is much to learn from each other when we allow for differences and listen to each other.
This has been my five minute free write on random thoughts I had about the prompt. I’m sure there is much more to say on the subject. Maybe that will be a topic for another blog post.
Don’t neglect to show hospitality, for by doing this some have welcomed angels as guests without knowing it.